View Full Version : Dana Point Bridge

Tony Z
02-21-2010, 09:38 AM
This is one of my best. Please help me improve my photography by pointing out things I didn't see. So far I realize the palm trees were moving slightly, but it was windy and I had to have a long exposure. I also realize the street lines are not symmetrical, but I was running onto the highway and was afraid of getting hit, so I was a bit hasty with the tripod placement.

02-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Nice shot. I like colors and the basic composition. The bridge is very clear and crisp.

You already mentioned the street lines yourself. If you're in a haste like that, maybe placing the tripod so the camera is above the line in the middle could get you setup faster.

Also it might be that I'm wrong but it seems to be skewed to the left, which you could easily correct for.

That being said, I would like to see more of the scene. The crop is a little bit too narrow for my taste, I would allow for a little bit more of the sky, to give it more drama.
As it is now, it's just a bridge and it's only about the bridge since the rest is either too black or cut off.

So I would try to include more of the cropped sky and I would also try to go far an even longer exposure, to include more of the wayside.

Also a lower perspective could enhance this.